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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:03 PM
So what happens when gregg no longer wants to go out on the road? It will happen -- it is only a matter of time.

Will butch and jaimoe want to go on?

Could there be an ABB without gregg?

Who has a voice like his for the blues songs?

Would warren and derek want to go without gregg?

Inquiring minds want to know.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:15 PM
I would like to know, too. I have a feeling I know the answer, but I don't think I would like it.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:18 PM


say it ain't so................

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:19 PM
It isn't a question of not wanting to. It's a question of not being able to. I don't forsee Gregory quitting as long as he's able to perform. And there's no one with a voice like his for the blues. No one!

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:21 PM
I dont think we want the answer to this one.

But as long and Gregg is happy and healthy that is all that matters.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:22 PM
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It isn't a question of not wanting to. It's a question of not being able to. I don't forsee Gregory quitting as long as he's able to perform. And there's no one with a voice like his for the blues. No one!



Totally agree Mitzi.....

I hate it, but I believe we are starting to see it happen. Gregg is no quitter.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:23 PM
IMHO,this is a(hopefully) premature discussion--Pinetop is still out there,B.B.,Buddy Guy,Hubert Sumlin,etc. in all genres of music--so why not Gregg playing into his real old days?! i guess this is also a premie discussion cause it's a sad thought...& why not cross that bridge when it needs to be crossed?!
Finally,without Gregg,IMHO(not to anger others) the ABB are done--the band can continue in a variety of ways,but not as the ABB--just as the Grateful Dead were done when Jerry passed....but,i see no reason for Gregg not to continue into way old age & i prefer to view his current situation as a setback & a chance for him to get healthy enough so he can return to the stage...


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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:23 PM
So what happens when gregg no longer wants to go out on the road? It will happen -- it is only a matter of time.

Will butch and jaimoe want to go on? On with what?

Could there be an ABB without gregg? Obviously not

Who has a voice like his for the blues songs? see above

Would warren and derek want to go without gregg? Go where? They have their own bands.

Inquiring minds want to know.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:23 PM
I agree that Gregg's health is all that matters. He does have the best blues and rock voice ever. I sometime put some ABB on just so I can have his voice sooth me - his voice is medicinal to me, just like Duane and Dickey's guitars.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:25 PM
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i see no reason for Gregg not to continue into way old age & i prefer to view his current situation as a setback & a chance for him to get healthy enough so he can return to the stage...

[Edited on 4/2/2008 by dadof2]


Absolutely, Effie.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:25 PM
All things must pass. That includes you, me and the Allman Brother's Band. Hopefully, we'll all be here for quite while longer. As far at the ABB goes, let's just enjoy 'em while we got 'em!

There was a similar discussion on this board a few years ago. Supposing that Gregg left, one idea was for the band to continue playing Allman Brother's music under a new moniker (ABB for example). I believe the consensus opinion was that all of these players would probably feel bored or like they were only in it for the money to continue like this.

In the end, what we have are several spawns or offspring (Frogwings, Mule, DTB, Oteil and the Peacemakers). Vive the next generation!

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:25 PM
If any of the 3 remaining in the band decide to hang it up or no longer can go, especially if it's Gregg Allman it would be time to retire the band and move on to other things. If the remaining guys want to tour together, they can put a band together and I might be enticed to see them, but I don't want to see them become a touring tribute band nor do I want to see them become what Skynyrd has become a group w/ 1 or 2 original members living off the legacy of a once great band. Flame suit is now on.
 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:28 PM
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If any of the 3 remaining in the band decide to hang it up or no longer can go, especially if it's Gregg Allman it would be time to retire the band and move on to other things. If the remaining guys want to tour together, they can put a band together and I might be enticed to see them, but I don't want to see them become a touring tribute band nor do I want to see them become what Skynyrd has become a group w/ 1 or 2 original members living off the legacy of a once great band. Flame suit is now on.



I doubt you would see that. But maybe a Frogwings type band.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:28 PM
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If any of the 3 remaining in the band decide to hang it up or no longer can go, especially if it's Gregg Allman it would be time to retire the band and move on to other things. If the remaining guys want to tour together, they can put a band together and I might be enticed to see them, but I don't want to see them become a touring tribute band nor do I want to see them become what Skynyrd has become a group w/ 1 or 2 original members living off the legacy of a once great band. Flame suit is now on.


No flaming here. I totally agree. I would hope the "remaining guys" would feel the same way.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:34 PM
i agree with most all of the responses on this tread.

i think that after its over there will still be wannee or something along the same lines to honor ABB, which could be similar to what gathering of the vibes is to the greatful dead. This would allow the remaining active members to get together and perhaps have an annual "Wannee Family Jam" to explore ABB songs and give respect to the roots. This would probably be very entertaining as well as profitable.

lets just hope this thread continues to pop up for many years to come and that we are busy planning the 50th & 60th aniversary tours.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:37 PM
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lets just hope this thread continues to pop up for many years to come and that we are busy planning the 50th & 60th aniversary tours.


Right on!

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 03:56 PM
If it ever gets to the point where ABB hangs it up, I think we'd see frequent GA&F tours. Gregg loves it, there's no doubt in my mind.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 04:01 PM
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If it ever gets to the point where ABB hangs it up, I think we'd see frequent GA&F tours. Gregg loves it, there's no doubt in my mind.


Exactly! Music, as he put it, is "life's blood" to him. He may not tour as often, but I seriously doubt, as long as he's able, that he will quit. I expect to see him shufflin' out on stage in his old age...and I'll be right there. Front and center!

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 04:05 PM
i think the "road goes on forever" refers to the music, the love of the music and players that want to keep playing it..

so in 20 years, when some bar band breaks in to Whipping Post, people that didn't know who the ABB was, will find out...

so to answer your question...You bet your bottom bucko..

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 04:18 PM
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i think the "road goes on forever" refers to the music, the love of the music and players that want to keep playing it..

so in 20 years, when some bar band breaks in to Whipping Post, people that didn't know who the ABB was, will find out...

so to answer your question...You bet your bottom bucko..


Another Amen, here! hehehe

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 04:20 PM
The road goes on forever, and we have been enjoying the legacy of the "brothers" for 39 years, and just because they stop making music doesn't mean it's over. I could see Gregg cutting back to 25 or 30 shows a year, but if he doesn't come to play it's not the ABB.

Jerrys been dead for 13 years and with him died "The Grateful Dead" as a touring band, but the family "network" is still in existance and still funding strongly. The legacy of each of these bands will be in continued existance long after all the tapers, roadies, traders and band members have been long gone.

Duanes been gone for 30 years and new recordings are surfacing regularly.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 04:22 PM
Anyone recall the post I posted about Bluedad and I in a nursing home?

All Things Must Pass.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 04:23 PM
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There was a similar discussion on this board a few years ago. Supposing that Gregg left, one idea was for the band to continue playing Allman Brother's music under a new moniker (ABB for example). I believe the consensus opinion was that all of these players would probably feel bored or like they were only in it for the money to continue like this.

In the end, what we have are several spawns or offspring (Frogwings, Mule, DTB, Oteil and the Peacemakers). Vive the next generation!


What I see happening, and believe me, this is wishful thinking, is that the 'offspring' bands pick up the tunes most suited for them. I know I cannot wait until Duane Trucks joins Derek's band full time and he, Yonrico and Count start rocking out on Mountain Jam, Liz Reed, Jessica, etc. They can throw in some Stand Back & others they have already covered.

Mule will pick up several of the rockers, DSW, Statesboro, maybe some Stormy Monday. Both bands will NAIL Dreams. Man I can hear Mike wailing on Stormy also.

But I hope I have to wait until the ABB turn 50!




 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 04:30 PM
I for see them cutting back on their tours . The dead did it .

 

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  posted on 4/2/2008 at 04:37 PM
"Could there be an ABB without gregg?"

I'm surprised it hasn't come up on this thread yet, but at the risk of stating the obvious, it seems to me the band's response to Gregg not being able to play Wanee answers that question, and the answer seems to be a resounding NO.

Josh, I can understand your wish, but I don't see the Mule or Derek playing any more ABB tunes than they do now, which is not very many. Both Warren and Derek have spent the better part of their adult lives trying to carve out their own musical niche apart from the ABB, and that would seem like a real step backwards to me.

 
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